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10/12/15
BCCI Scrambles To Save Pepsi Deal

The Indian Premier League, "which has seen its image take a beating after the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, suffered another blow on Friday with title sponsor PepsiCo expressing its intent of pulling out" to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, according to Gaurav Gupta of the TIMES OF INDIA. The ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

10/09/15
List Of The Most Influential Men In Asian Sports

The majority of sports consumed by the Asian audience "takes place outside of Asia and viewing preferences vary from the English Premier League to Major League Baseball," according to REUTERS. However, a clear trend in recent years, there has been a "regional shift that has seen more world-class spo ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Asia

10/08/15
MSM, ESPN Announce Partnership

Multi Screen Media and ESPN entered a long-term agreement to serve sports fans in India and across the Indian subcontinent. Through the collaboration they will bring new offerings to Indian sports fans including new Sony ESPN sports channels and a new multisport website and app. MSM’s existing ...

Tags: Media, India

10/07/15
Srinivasan Banned From BCCI Meetings

The Board of Control for Cricket in India under new President Shashank Manohar on Monday “hardened its stand on N. Srinivasan,” informing the Indian Supreme Court that it has “debarred the ex-president from attending any meeting of the cricket board because of his conflict of inter ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/06/15
WBSC Hopes To Add More Teams

The World Baseball Softball Confederation wants to have more than 12 teams participating in the 2020 Tokyo Games. Japanese organizers included baseball and softball on their list of five sports to be added to the Olympic program for '20. The reason why local organizers capped the number of teams at ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Japan, North America

10/06/15
ISL Clubs Sign Sponsors

Indian Super League side FC Goa "signed a five-year deal with FC Prime Markets," to become its principal sponsor, according to SOCCEREX. The deal will see the Australian-based financial service provider, headquartered in Dubai, "support the side as its main shirt sponsor, while the team has also sec ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

10/06/15
China To Stage Gothia Cup

With one eye on "perhaps hosting a future World Cup," China "is set to switch its focus from expensive foreign imports to the stars of the future by staging its own version of the Gothia Cup, the world-famous Swedish youth tournament," according to REUTERS. Expected to be launched later in October, ...

Tags: International Football, China

10/06/15
BCCI To Decide On Srinivasan Ban

The Indian Supreme Court on Monday declined to interfere with the Board of Control for Cricket in India's view to bar N. Srinivasan from taking part in any of its meetings, saying that the BCCI "was free to stick to its stand that he suffered from conflict of interest so long as a court of law upset ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/06/15
Japan Super Rugby Team Named

The Japanese Super Rugby franchise "is officially in the competition," according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The team "will be known as the Sunwolves after an engagement with fans from all over the world to help devise an identity." Interim ...

Tags: Franchises, Japan

10/02/15
Japan To Allow Test Of Self-Driving Taxis

Japan "will allow tests of self-driving taxis on public roads with passengers from next year as the country readies itself to showcase the technology by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to Jie Ma of BLOOMBERG. The government "will work with the Japanese social media and gaming company DeNA Co. to ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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